Introduction to the Symposium Issue Sexuality and Gender Law: The Difference a Field Makes
Nan D. Hunter* 
57 UCLA L. Rev. 1129

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For a very long time, issues of sexuality and gender remained outside the boundaries of what was considered important legal scholarship. Indeed, the very presence in the legal academy of the concepts of sexuality and gender was viewed as barely legitimate, certainly not respectable, and, in intellectual terms, at best facetious—or, to let Justice White rest in peace, at best frivolous.

* Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Visiting Professor of Law, Spring 2010, UCLA Law School; Legal Scholarship Director, The Williams Institute.

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